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You may be Catholic. You may not be. However, all of us are called to something deeper, something more. Catholic Identity is a value of interconnection: it's about relationships in faith. These relationships, like threads on a loom, are stronger and more vibrant when they are interlaced; often, the weaving of this sacred tapestry generates deeper questions. Can we respect the sacredness of others without diminishing our own? How do our choices affect others? Are we willing to reach beyond the comfortable and be transformed?

Reflecting the vitality of Alphonsian spirituality, Marywood's Catholic Identity— "a commitment to spiritual, ethical, and intellectual values in the context of a faith community"—is a core value for everyone to share. Our spiritual heritage is distinct, shaped by the IHM Congregation that founded and sponsors this institution. It is a bold legacy of joyful, loving service that connects to our mission and permeates our values as a university. It is lived from person to person, through the empowering relationships we foster and build, and it challenges people of all backgrounds to search, to evaluate, to respect, and to respond to a universal call to holiness.


thumb CATHOLIC & catholic: Mismatched Strands or Complementary Colors?
Do those of differing beliefs relate to Marywood’s Catholic—and catholic—values? Is it problematic for them to live, work, and study within a Catholic milieu? Or do Marywood’s ecumenical catholic values speak to all people?

thumb Be Transformed
Students in Sister Mary Ann Zimmer’s class have discovered that a class project can become a touchstone for transformation. See how they blend faith and life, in addition to learning about people who have defended human dignity or human rights.

thumb Stepping Forward
The approaching Centennial calls us a deeper connection with Marywood’s founders. Learn about the IHM Associate Program and how it has allowed lay people to step forward in faith, form prayerful bonds with the IHM Congregation, and share the IHM spirit.

Alumni Athletics Digest

Marywood Reunion Weekend

Seen and Heard

Marywood Alumni Successful in Local Elections

Florence D'Urso Awarded Exclusive Michelangelo Medal

In Memoriam

Best & Brightest

Marywood Alumni Association: A Mission of Service

Tara Macciocco gets 100 Career Wins

Marywood Women’s Cross Country

President's Message

Editor's Letter

Honors and Awards

The Learning Commons: A Gateway to Bold Ideas

Leading Child Welfare Expert to Address 2012 Graduates

Marywood Faculty and Students Aid Flood Victims

New Dean Named: College of Health and Human Services

2015 Society Dinner

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